Meet the Curator: Angela Jerardi and Yasmina Reggad

HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland and Gallery SINNE present a seminar and a roundtable discussion with curators Angela Jerardi and Yasmina Reggad on Tuesday, 25 August, 6–8 pm at SINNE (Iso Roobertinkatu 16, Helsinki).

Yasmina Reggad is looking at how to choreograph a lecture or a presentation. For this, she is borrowing methodologies from dance and choreography to translate concepts, texts and discourse into phrases, movements and rhythm’s structure as well as into new directions to inhabiting a space. Drawing from the case study analysis of Repeat / Rehearse, a series of performances she commissioned for the Delfina Foundation (London), Reggad will present and perform fragments of the unfinished score she developed to introduce issues raised by artists in Repeat / Rehearse.

Motivated by an interest in the collective resource of plant-based sustenance and the nascent field of plant neurobiology, Angela Jerardi’s current research intertwines the human regulatory perspective of food security and plant resources and the study of plant intelligence as it relates to the uniqueness of plants’ ”sessile life style”, living literally rooted in place. Deriving from an ongoing interest in absurd realism and the intelligibility of language (or lack thereof), her talk will look at the modalities of visual and orated essayistic forms, incorporating a mixture of methods including diagrams, academic research, storytelling, and speculation.

These presentations will be followed by a brief conversation, with Angela and Yasmina discussing each other’s curatorial work, activities and methodologies. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Jerardi and Reggad are in curatorial residency at HIAP as part of HICP Helsinki International Curatorial Programme. HICP is co-organised by HIAP and Frame Visual Art Finland.

Photo: Habitat of Rubus chamaemorus L. (Cloudberry), courtesy of Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Sweden.

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